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7000 flowering plants were pulled, packed and loaded onto an 18 wheeler for overnight storage at the end of the Colorado Garden & Home Show by various Rotary Clubs and Boy Scout Troops. Early and snowy on Monday morning, over 700 plants were delivered to the Littleton area. The flowers brought smiles to the folks at Meals on Wheels, Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center, Bradley House, Amity Plaza and Alyson Center. Our thanks to all the Rotary volunteers, their family members and friends who helped make this year’s event a total success. Way to go Team Flower Power!
For the past several years, Littleton Rotarian volunteers have made Valentine’s Day a big deal at the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center in Downtown Littleton. The center puts on a Valentine’s Day Dance complete with a live orchestra playing all the old standards from the Big-Band era. Since most of the residents are women, there is a shortage of men to dance with. Rotary to the rescue!
 
The one hour dance was a total success and the residents were so grateful to have someone to dance and talk with. How special it was to see the joy in the faces and feel the love that was expressed by everyone there.
Littleton Rotary has a long history of sponsoring high school students who wish to take part in Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. This exceptional program opens the door to students who want to experience an academic year of study abroad. Likewise, Rotary Clubs welcome inbound students from around the world and arrange host families for them.
 
This past academic year, Littleton Rotary sponsored a student from Columbine High School who spent her time in Poprad, Slovakia. She recently visited our club to present a program summarizing her amazing experience. In addition to learning the language, she completed her academic studies successfully, enjoyed her host families, made lots of friends and loved the country and its history.
 
High school students from the greater Littleton area are encouraged to consider the Rotary Youth Exchange Program as an exciting opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world and experience a different culture. For more information, check out the Rocky Mountain Youth Exchange website.
L-R: Erica Shields, Dean Brown, Michelle Mallin
Club Member, Erica Shields is a member of the Board of Directors of The Honor Bell Foundation. She recently helped arrange a special presentation to the Rotary Club of Littleton of the history of Honor Bell by the Foundation's Executive Director, Michelle Mallin.
Rotary International has a High School Youth Exchange Program that sponsors high school juniors and seniors to study abroad for one school year. The 61 Rotary Clubs in Colorado’s Rotary District 5450 (north-central Colorado) sponsored 17 inbound students from around the world this school year and are hosted by Rotary families as well as others in their respective communities.
As part of their introduction to Colorado and its amazing outdoor wonders, the students are offed an opportunity hike to a peak along the Continental Divide.
In early August, Rotarians from Littleton and Summit County joined forces with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and community volunteers to restore the stairway leading to the overlook at the top of Loveland Pass. The stairway project is part of a greater effort to enhance the visitor experience to Loveland Pass and the adjacent trails leading to significant mountains on both sides of the Pass. A Rotary Trail Steward program was initiated so that visitors to Loveland Pass may have someone there to answer questions, provide trail maps, offer ice water to cyclists and other visitors, and take family pictures. Rotarians volunteer as Trail Stewards on select days throughout the travel season.
 
 
Student volunteers at Arty's Friday Food Bag storage facility with program member, Bobbie McCombs
 
During a PTO meeting back in 2012 at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education (formerly known as Centennial Elementary), concern was raised about the growing number of students whose only regular meals were those lunches provided by the school. Many of those students had very little food over the weekends and started the school week famished.
On the second Monday of each month, Littleton Rotary members volunteer at Project C.U.R.E. headquarters sorting donated new and surplus medical items. Those items are then boxed, palletised, and readied for shipment to clinics and hospitals in some of the world’s most critical areas. Teams of highly trained Project C.U.R.E. specialists travel to areas of need and do on-site evaluations. Once the evaluation of needs are completed, Project C.U.R.E. works to prepare the shipment and secures funding for transport.
Littleton Rotary spearheaded the fundraising effort that ultimately lead to the purchase of Project C.U.R.E’s. world headquarters located in Centennial, CO.
 
 
 
Speakers
JULIE KING
Feb 26, 2019
PROJECT C.U.R.E. - UPDATE ON PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
(Evening Meeting) DR. DALE ZAGIBA
Mar 05, 2019
STRESS REDUCTION AND INCREASING VITALITY
KEN PAIESKI
Mar 12, 2019
GOLF 4 THE DISABLED
JAMES CREASEY
Mar 26, 2019
JIMINY WICKET AND THE POWER OF PLAY
 
 
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